Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Facebook Curator: We Buried Conservative News

Former employee tells Gizmodo of bias

(Newser) - A former curator of Facebook's "trending news" feature says employees often deliberately kept conservative news out of the spotlight, reports Gizmodo . “Depending on who was on shift, things would be blacklisted or trending,” says the anonymous ex-employee. For example, stories about the IRS' Lois Lerner scandal,... More »

Kristof: My Liberal 'Confession'

Progressives have a 'blind spot' on diversity toward conservatives

(Newser) - Those on the left talk a good game about the importance of diversity, but they often reveal themselves to be hypocrites on the subject. This sentiment comes not from the right but from liberal columnist Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times . In his piece headlined "A Confession of... More »

'Anti-Obama' YouTube Star Is Done With Conservatism

The teen wants the GOP to get on the right side of race, gender, and youth issues

(Newser) - Thirteen-year-old CJ Pearson became an Internet sensation in conservative circles this year by posting videos with titles like President Obama: Do you really love America?, criticizing Hillary Clinton, and joining the Ted Cruz campaign, Mediaite reports. It helped him amass 5 million viewers on his YouTube channel and 100,000... More »

Actually, Liberals May Be Happier Than Conservatives

It's just that conservatives say they're happier: study

(Newser) - Who's happier, the left or the right? Years of research would say the latter—but a new series of studies is challenging the notion that conservatives are the more cheerful ones, the New York Times reports. The new research, published in Science , finds that while conservatives say they're... More »

Obama's Biggest Problem: He's a Bystander

Dana Milbank agrees with conservatives who criticize his 'hands-off' leadership

(Newser) - Remember when House Republicans agreed to sue President Obama , because they accused him of abusing his authority? Well that lawsuit hasn't gone anywhere since, writes Dana Milbank in the Washington Post . It's no wonder Republicans aren't in a hurry, he writes, because "the real problem with... More »

Seminal Moment for Auto Industry: Today's VW Vote

Republicans urging workers in Chattanooga, Tenn., not to unionize

(Newser) - Some 1,570 workers at a Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen plant will today finish a vote started Wednesday on whether they want to join the United Auto Workers union, in a potential turning point for the labor movement and the Southern auto industry. The UAW has never managed to organize a... More »

Conservative Group Spends Big to Oust ... GOP Leaders?

ForAmerica promises 6-figure campaign

(Newser) - The so-called GOP civil war may be going from cold to hot. The conservative group ForAmerica tells CNN that it intends to spend six figures on a campaign it's calling " Dump the Leadership ," aimed at deposing all the GOP's leaders in both the House and Senate.... More »

'Too Liberal' McCain in Hot Water With Arizona GOP

In reprimand, senator's record called 'disastrous and harmful'

(Newser) - Seems John McCain is getting too liberal for Arizona conservatives—so liberal that the state's Republican party has formally reprimanded the senator for his "disastrous and harmful" record, Politico reports. At a party meeting in Tempe yesterday, the party hammered McCain for assisting Democrats on immigration reform, ignoring... More »

Boehner Slams Conservative Critics

Speaker says right-wing groups out of line for criticism of budget deal

(Newser) - John Boehner slammed political advocacy groups today, which would be no big surprise except the groups in his sights are on the right, not the left. "They're using our members and they're using the American people for their own goals," Boehner told reporters, after prominent conservative... More »

Texas Students Cancel 'Catch an Immigrant' Game

Conservative group's plan caused ruckus at University of Austin

(Newser) - Student conservatives at the University of Austin at Texas today canceled their planned "Catch an Illegal Immigrant Game," where students were to run around campus wearing "Illegal Immigrant" signs, the Austin American-Statesman reports. In the game, which was to be held tomorrow, members of the Young Conservatives... More »

Republicans Turn Up Heat on Sebelius (Sort of)

President stands by health secretary despite (some) pressure from GOP

(Newser) - Ten Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama yesterday demanding that he fire Kathleen Sebelius over ObamaCare's online debut, but Obama wasted no time in reaffirming his support for the embattled Health and Human Services secretary. "If a similar rollout from any other national company or private-sector... More »

Believe It or Not, the GOP Is Winning

The whole policy discussion is still being held on their terms

(Newser) - Republicans may look like they're cleaning egg off their face right now. "House Republicans have suffered a huge tactical defeat of their own devising," writes George Packer at the New Yorker . "But in a larger sense, the Republicans are winning, and have been for the past... More »

What Did Ted Cruz's Non-Filibuster Accomplish?

Some pundits think it helped only Cruz himself

(Newser) - Ted Cruz's 21-hour talk-a-thon is over , and while it may not have blocked a vote on the continuing resolution, it certainly succeeded in getting people talking. Here's what they're saying:
  • Cruz's fellow Republicans "staged an intervention" beforehand, warning him that it might hurt the party,
... More »

Palin: Sure, Let's Ditch the GOP

Says she's open to new party if GOP doesn't heed conservatives

(Newser) - Going rogue apparently never gets old: Sarah Palin thinks the Republican Party is straying too far "from the principles that built this party of Lincoln and Reagan," and she's open to ditching the GOP if it keeps up its antics. As the Daily Caller reports, her comments... More »

Conservative Economists Praise the New Immigration Bill

Even as GOP senators threaten to kill it

(Newser) - Conservative economists appear to have gotten the memo about the GOP's new immigration-friendly stance. More than 100 of them today signed a letter praising the reform bill coming to the Senate floor, saying it would have a "positive impact on population growth, labor force growth, housing, and other... More »

Stewart to IRS: You Proved Wingnuts Right

Host loses his cool over Tea Party targeting

(Newser) - A furious Jon Stewart gave the Obama administration a piece of his mind last night, Mediaite reports. Just as he was discussing the groundless nature of the right's Benghazi accusations , the Daily Show played a clip describing the IRS Tea Party-targeting scandal, prompting the host to explode in a... More »

IRS' Dumb Move May Keep Problem From Getting Fixed

Ezra Klein: Agency must clamp down on all political groups exploiting nonprofit status

(Newser) - The IRS made an incredibly stupid mistake in singling out Tea Party groups for scrutiny last year, but the real travesty is that the agency didn't investigate more groups—Democrat and Republican alike—in similar circumstances, writes Ezra Klein at the Washington Post . The problem here is that political... More »

IRS: Yeah, Sorry, We Went After Tea Party Groups

Agency says it wasn't political, but conservatives are furious

(Newser) - The IRS issued an embarrassing mea culpa today, acknowledging that employees singled out about 75 groups with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names for extra scrutiny last year, reports the AP . "That was wrong," says the IRS official in charge of tax-exempt groups. "That... More »

GOP, It's Time to Ditch Blind Faith to Reagan

Jennifer Rubin says his 'myth' is threatening the party's future

(Newser) - Plenty of Republicans have "unfailing reverence" for Ronald Reagan, writes conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post . In fact, too many of them do, and it's threatening to destroy the party, she warns. They forget, apparently, that Reagan served in the 1980s—and he acted in ways... More »

Jane Fonda to Critic: 'Get a Life'

Veteran, others not happy with her role as Nancy Reagan

(Newser) - Jane Fonda is playing Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels' The Butler this fall, and—thanks to her well-known liberal activism and the controversial pictures of her in Hanoi during the Vietnam War—some conservatives aren't happy about it. One Navy veteran started a "Boycott Hanoi Jane Playing Nancy... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>